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|Kindle is the Biggest Selling Product of 2011 and it's a Big Year for the Brits at Amazon.co.uk|
Adele, Harry Potter, The Inbetweeners and The King's Speech all appear in the bestsellers list for 2011
December 30, 2011:
30th December 2011 – For the second year in a row, Amazon's Kindle has become the biggest selling product of the year on Amazon.co.uk. The e-reading device topped the annual bestseller list and it was a big year for the Brits with Adele, The Inbetweeners and The King's Speech all featuring in the top ten along with three entries from a certain boy wizard.
"Millions of Amazon.co.uk customers are enjoying Kindle and sales of Kindle books in the three months following the launch of the all-new Kindle were almost five times higher than the same period last year," said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "2011 also marks the end of an era with the final two Harry Potter films and the complete collection of movies all featuring in the top ten bestsellers of the year. Harry Potter has been a constant fixture at the top of the charts for over a decade and it could be a long time before there is a phenomenon quite like it again."
THE AMAZON.CO.UK 2011 TOP TEN BESTSELLERS (1st JANUARY to 18th DECEMBER 2011)
1. Kindle ELECTRONICS
2. Kindle Keyboard ELECTRONICS
3. 21 – Adele MUSIC
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 VIDEO GAMES
6. The Inbetweeners Movie DVD
7. Wired-Up HDMI Cable ELECTRONICS
8. The King's Speech DVD
9. Harry Potter – The Complete 8-Film Collection DVD
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 DVD
THE AMAZON.CO.UK 2011 MOST 5-STAR RATED PRODUCTS (1st JANUARY to 18th DECEMBER 2011)
1. Kindle ELECTRONICS
2. X-Mi X Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speaker ELECTRONICS
3. Wired-Up HDMI Cable ELECTRONICS
4. Phonedevil Magic Screen Protector: Crystal Clear ELECTRONICS
5. Tecknet iPad2 Premium Folio Case/Cover ELECTRONICS
6. 21 – Adele MUSIC
7. Duragadget Genuine Leather Case & Cover for Kindle ELECTRONICS
8. The Help – Kathryn Stockett BOOKS
9. Tecknet M002 2.4G Nano Cordless Black Optical Mouse ELECTRONICS
10. Western Digital Elements 1TB External Hard Drive ELECTRONICS
For further information please contact the Amazon.co.uk Ltd press office on 020 8636 9280.
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